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When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Linux

How iOS 7 Helped Me Kick My Jailbreaking Addiction

Thinnest (and lightest) large tablets

Even if you only want your tablet to be powerful and pragmatic, you have to admit that a thin tablet has its advantages. Thin tablets, after all, are slimmer, sexier and easier to handle. Also, their sleek profiles don't necessarily preclude them from including plenty of useful connections.<p>Because …

Silent Circle & Geeksphone Join Forces To Build Blackphone: A Pro-Privacy Android-Based Smartphone

As the reality of the extent and invasiveness of the security services’ dragnet surveillance programs hits home, the pro-privacy movement has been cranking up its own ideas to counter spy-tech with pro-privacy tech. The Lavabit founder’s recent Kickstarter for a secure end-to-end open source …

Horizon: No More Vertical Videos

The omnipresence of smartphones means everyone has the potential to be a one-man film-crew. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be a <i>good</i> film-crew, right?<p>While your trusty iPhone does pack a punch, it still requires a little know-how from the person in control, including how to frame a shot, ensuring …

Cyanogen will partner with OnePlus on its debut phone, the 'OnePlus One'

Ex-Oppo exec Pete Lau has just announced that his new company OnePlus will partner with Cyanogen on its first smartphone, which will be called the "OnePlus One." He and Cyanogen's Steve Kondik announced that the upcoming handset would run on a custom version of CyanogenMod's Android OS with …

Lumo BodyTech Introduces The Lift: A Small, Stylish Wearable For Better Posture

Palo Alto-based Lumo BodyTech is revealing its second product today, the Lumo Lift. The Lift, like its original Lumo Back, is a device designed to enhance a user’s posture, but with a radically different take. The Lift is small and stylish, and is designed to be placed unobtrusively on the collar …

The best wearables of CES 2014

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> The best wearables of CES 2014<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Wearable technology is in the midst of a transitional period, moving from fanciful, off-the-wall ideas to more refined products for the real world. CES 2014 provides a snapshot on how far …

Five tips to get more out of your iPhone or iPad in the new year

Usually a New Year’s resolution happens when a person makes a promise to improve themselves. Despite our best intentions, studies have shown that as …

Why Starting Small Can Lead to a Better App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest question mobile app developers usually ask themselves is, 'how do I reach out to my customers?' Or, 'do my customers even want the app that I'm building?'<p>Building an app that brings traction and generates wealth requires that …

Customers

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

Camera makers are desperately trying to stay a step ahead of smartphones—and failing

The best camera, experienced photographers say, is the one that’s with you—and the truth of that adage is spelling doom for many of the world’s camera brands, who are desperately trying to stay afloat as their businesses are eroded by the omnipresent smartphone.<p>The average point-and-shoot has …

Cameras

Intel plans a CES coup: Android and Windows in the same computer

Dual OS could dilute Windows dominance, if Microsoft doesn't kill it first<p>The PC industry isn't doing so well. Sales have dramatically slumped, despite the industry’s efforts to tempt consumers with Windows 8 tablets and transforming touchscreen laptops. But next week, the Consumer Electronics Show …

How to use your phone to lose weight and get fit

Every January the treadmills and ellipticals are filled with eager gym-goers. Like clockwork, however, after a couple of weeks the gym returns to its normal state of isolation.<p>Resolutions are hard to keep and living a healthy lifestyle can be even harder. With the demands of work, raising a family …

Apps

20 of the Best Productivity Apps of 2013

2013 was a great year for productivity. The email problem hasn’t been completely solved, but apps like Mailbox and Dispatch have taken away much of the pain of the task. Meanwhile, we have plenty of choices for calendar and to-do apps that are well-designed, useful and fast.<p>Here are 20 of our …

So Many Tears: The Year in Black Pain

"Lord, I suffered through the years and shed so many tears."<p>- Tupac Shakur, "So Many Tears", <i>Me Against the World</i> (1995).<p>There are certain years, concretized within our collective memory, noted for the multiplicity of tragedies encountered over the duration of its days. These are years where the …

African-American News

LG G3 to come with fingerprint scanner: Report

South Korea media continues to be the main provider of leak and rumours about LG and Samsung’s next flagship smartphones. After the recent reports, …

A Unified Social Media Management Platform - Statusbrew

I managed to build a Following of more than 25.000 divided over my business accounts. All Real connections. And most important, they all align to the …

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

Amazon’s holiday success and UPS’ holiday fail highlight the internet economy’s problems

Shipping giant UPS failed millions of customers this holiday season, missing the delivery of “a small percentage of its packages” on the Christmas …

How Costa Coffee Used Data To Drive Loyalty And Sales

By Meg Carter4 minute Read<p>With a coffee shop, maybe two, on every street corner, coffee has become the ultimate takeout commodity. Yet despite coffee …

Costa Coffee

Canonical’s two-for-one holiday special: Dual-booting Ubuntu and Android

Just in time for the holiday season, Canonical has a technical preview available for people to run both Ubuntu Touch and Android on a mobile device, …

The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android

Google was building a secret mobile product to fend off chief rival Microsoft. Then Apple announced the iPhone, and everything changed.<p>In 2005, on Google’s sprawling, college-like campus, the most secret and ambitious of many, many teams was Google’s own smartphone effort—the Android project. …

Joseph Bowen TAD Edition Micro Hatchet

When you spend most of your time outdoors, there are few things more important than a good blade. The Joseph Bowen TAD Edition Micro Hatchet ($160) …

LG Canada says G2 will get Android 4.4 KitKat by March

LG G2 owners may have to wait a while to get the Android 4.4 KitKat software that their Nexus 5-toting counterparts already enjoy. A spokesperson for the company's Canadian branch informs <i>MobileSyrup</i> that the G2 should get its KitKat upgrade late in the first quarter of 2014 -- in other words, …

Burnout is the consequence of a broken way of work

It’s the time of the year where we can start to feel overly stressed by the demands of work, family, and community. But for some of us, the stress at …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …